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Comprehensive Secondary Schools

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 7 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Education if he has considered the Middlesex report on the admission of children to secondary schools, and the anxiety of parents on attendance at comprehensive schools; and if he will assure the House that regard for the provision of Section 76 of the Education Act, 1944, is being fully implemented by his Department.

I am aware of the policy which the local education authority for Middlesex have proposed to adopt for the admission of children to their comprehensive secondary schools and know that this has given rise to some protests. The hon. Member may rest assured that both the local education authority and my Department have had and will continue to have the provisions of Section 76 very much in mind.